Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? During this time of social distancing so many people are struggling with maintaining a healthy emotional state. The COVID-19 pandemic represents the greatest crisis to ever hit community mental health and addiction treatment providers. As humans, we are naturally inclined to spend time with others. When this is limited, we all struggle. Here are some facts about Mental Health:
- 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness.
- Nearly 1 in 25 (10 million) adults in America live with a serious mental illness.
- One-half of all chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14; three-quarters by the age of 24.
- Approximately 10.2 million adults have co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders.
We all know about handwashing, exercising, and healthy eating to maintain good physical health but how can you support and educate your children about good mental health? Try some of these activities found here.